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Department of Comparative Literature

Faculty Bookshelf

Check here for recent publications by faculty members!

Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts
Ulrich Baer & Smaran Dayal

Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts (Warbler Press, 2020)

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Emily Apter

Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic (Verso, 2021)

book cover for The Feminine Symptom
Emanuela Bianchi

The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos (Fordham University Press, 2014)

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Andrea Gadberry

Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking (University of Chicago Press, 2020)